The aim of the beauty game is to make yourself – and others – feel good. But that often comes with a lot of pressure.
Being kind to your mind is going to help you get more enjoyment out of what you do. As a beauty professional, it's important to recognise your worth and make room for a little me time. Here we give you some tools to help brush the negative ideas and stresses away, so you can focus more clearly on your passion.
Practice meditation wherever you can
The trend for 'mindfulness' is no surprise these days. We are pulled in a thousand directions: emails, calls and adverts are all scrambling for two seconds of our time, making it tough to switch off. Being mindful, however, has been around for a long time – with ancient roots in Buddhism, where it has often been used to encourage clarity of thought and concentration.
Have you tried meditation? Go to a taster class, or watch a few videos to get a sense of what to do. By leaving five or ten minutes to yourself every day – in a comfortable room, either sitting or lying down – you can practice thinking about nothing at all. It's like a breath of fresh air, allowing you to shake away yesterday's pressures and focus on the day ahead.
Sleep well, and treat your senses
We're meant to have at least seven hours of slumber a night. Getting the right amount of sleep is crucial to keep ourselves balanced, managing our temper and concentration, and even reducing the risk of heart disease. Maybe you're one of those frazzled beauty workers who thinks they have to be on the ball 20 hours a day. Shove the accounts and inboxes to one side after 9pm; you've earned a break.
The next morning, light a few candles in your home or beauty parlour. Rich, natural smells can pick your spirits up. La Beeby's own range of scented wax will burn stress-relieving oils that promote a sense of wellbeing wherever you are. Together, these habits ensure you feel refreshed and motivated, without any of the self-critical hangover.
Buy beauty uniforms that detox your wardrobe
Retail therapy can be useful – doubly so if you're working for yourself as a beauty ambassador. A dull, too-tight uniform is going to drag your energy down. Remember what we said about feeling incredible? What you're wearing can have a huge impact. Make sure your new uniform takes into consideration your comfort as well as your personality for an instant pick-me-up.Our own collection of beauty uniforms come in one of the broadest size ranges in the UK. We have diamante dresses, V-neck salon tunics and jumpsuits you'll love, made with some of the best fabrics on the market. Buy in bulk, and you can make huge savings on a fresh new wardrobe for you and any staff that also desire a sartorial switch-up. Remember, La Beeby are always here for a chat if you are in need of suggestions.
Staying gorgeous shouldn't lead to high stress levels. For your own sake, as well as the health of the brand, it's important to take a breather every now and again…